Here’s the latest installment of the Hacks, Attacks and Breaches cybersecurity news update.
The Logically team provides top cyber security stories every week to keep you up to date on the latest news headlines on cybersecurity, hacking, computer security, ransomware and other cybersecurity threats.
Omnicell: Healthcare Technology
Risk to Small Business: Omnicell revealed that its internal systems were impacted by a ransomware attack on May 4, 2022, in an SEC filing. The company further explained that it expected the attack to have an impact on some of its products and services, but it did not specify which ones. Omnicell says that it is in the early stage of an investigation, but the attack has been contained and appropriate authorities have been informed.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Everything in the healthcare sector has been under siege since the start of the global pandemic and pressure isn’t easing up.
Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
Texas Department of Insurance (TDI): Regional Government Agency
Risk to Small Business: A routine audit discovered that a misconfigured server at the Texas Department of Insurance has been leaking information for three years. The report disclosed that the personal information of an estimated 1.8 million Texas workers who have filed compensation claims between March 2019 and January 2022 has been exposed. TDI says that the problem has been corrected and that its investigation found no evidence that the information had been stolen or used unlawfully.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Misconfiguration errors are common and just as costly and problematic as many cyberattacks.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC)
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC): Healthcare Provider
Risk to Small Business: Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC) this week announced that it experienced a data breach exposing personally identifiable information (PII) on May 12 when unauthorized parties obtained access to its data and systems. A third-party forensic firm has been brought in to investigate. So far, the investigation has confirmed that an unauthorized party accessed and may have retained sensitive customer information.
How it Could Affect Your Business: Government and quasi-governmental agencies have been popular targets for cybercriminals looking for big stores of data.
Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG)
Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG): Healthcare Provider
Risk to Small Business: Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) announced that it has experienced a data security problem that potentially impacted 227,943 individuals. IGG disclosed that it had discovered unusual network activity on October 22, 2021, and that it believed that information may have been stolen. IGG also said it had no evidence of related identity theft or fraud.
How it Could Affect Your Business: This type of incident is expensive in more ways than one and will spin out into a long, draining regulatory nightmare.